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Building a just energy transition – the role of mining and metals in a global circular economy

Achieving net zero means transitioning from a fossil fuels-based energy system to a metals-based energy system. What does a circular economy look like for mining and metals, and how do we ensure that mineral-rich producing countries are able to benefit from the resources held in their land?

As we move towards net zero, we need more metals than ever to meet the demand for clean energy, mobility, buildings and more. To ensure that the energy transition is a just transition, it is key that the focus of efforts is both on increasing recovery rates of metals from products, as well as ensuring that all primary mining is responsible and benefits people and planet. This session will explore the opportunities and challenges facing the mining and metals sector as we aim to build a truly global circular economy based on the supply of responsibly produced, durable materials into economies optimised for recovery and reuse. The session will be of interest to mining and metals professionals, regulators, civil society representatives and more.

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Organisers: International Council of Mining and Metals (ICMM) with African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA)